An essay based on a painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Madonna Lita
I remember when I first saw her. It was in art history class, we were studying the Renaissance, and we finally got to its highest peak. The teacher took out…

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Sand paintings. How to draw a sand picture
Sand paintings are colored sand in a bottle or other glass container, of various shapes and sizes. The creation of such paintings was widespread in the Arab countries, from there…

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How to distinguish a handwritten picture from a print
Currently, with the development of technology, more and more paintings appear that look very similar to real handwritten works, although in fact, such paintings are created by printing a printer.…

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Brief biography of the artist Mikhail Shemyakin

The man in black, a crazy artist, a hermit, and at the same time a genius sculptor. And all this about Mikhail Shemyakin. The greatest artist of our time, who managed to change people’s perception of modern art.

The future painter was born in 1943 in the family of an officer and spent almost all of his post-war childhood with his father. From an early age, he was trained in the basics of military Affairs and by the age of eight he was shooting on an equal footing with the soldiers. The father was proud of his son, pinning the brightest hopes on him. But Mikhail did not want to join the military. He was attracted to painting. Continue reading

A true master will never let his talent fade away
Find old books in the attic and sell them, or buy them at random and then sell them. It sounds like a market, but still as an option :)) Antiquarian…

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Realistic images in art
Contemplating the paintings of contemporary artists working in the genres of surrealism, cubism, pop art, conceptualism, postmodernism, and others, one can't help but wonder whether realistic images are necessary or…

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Copper in the arts
The history of copper goes back thousands of years,it is one of those metals that people have mastered in ancient times. In nature, copper is found in its native form.…

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Short biography of the landscape painter Ivan Shishkin
A love of nature in the works of Shishkin. In 1832, on January 25, in the city of Yelabuga, Vyateb province, a son Ivan was born in the family of…

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